Nestled on a wide, sandy arc of Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor has been the summer holiday choice for generations of South Australians. Victor Harbor offers just about everything you could want for a relaxing holiday. With sun, surf and sand, clear turquoise waters and stunning views, outstanding early colonial architecture, and good pubs, cafés and restaurants, it's easy to understand why.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThere's even a Clydesdale horse-drawn tram journeying you 600 metres across the causeway to Granite Island where you can meet the resident Little Penguins.replacenewlinereplacenewlineSpend time exploring Victor Harbor area and visit the stunning Hindmarsh Valley. Plenty to see and do in this spectacular part of the region including; Mount Billy Conservation Park, Hindmarsh Falls, Hindmarsh Valley Dairy, Victor Harbor Winery and the Seascape Retreat, a luxury nature based eco-accommodation. replacenewlinereplacenewlineAlong the coast, you'll find of some of South Australia's best surf beaches which can be easily accessed from here, such as Waitpinga, Parsons, Chiton Rocks and Dump Beach. Check with a South Australian Surf Life Saving Club or for safety tips visit Beach Safety.replacenewlinereplacenewlineBetween May and October, Southern Right Whales frequently visit Encounter Bay – learn more about these fascinating mammals, as well as other marine inhabitants at the SA Whale Centre.replacenewlinereplacenewlineOf historical significance, Encounter Bay was named in 1802 by the famed navigator and mapmaker Matthew Flinders of the Investigator after his encounter there with French explorer Nicholas Baudin on board Le Geographe.

Images around Victor Harbor SA 5211

Around Victor Harbor SA 5211

Our Picks on what to Do in Victor Harbor SA

Victor Harbor Golf Course

Kent Reserve

Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram

National Trust Museum - Victor Harbor SA

South Australian Whale Centre

Encounter Bay Bowling Club - Victor Harbor SA

Our Picks on where to Stay in Victor Harbor SA

Victor Harbor City Inn

Apollon Motor Inn

The Anchorage Hotel

Grosvenor Hotel

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Victor Harbor SA

Loco Mexican

Cafe Bavaria

Caffe Primo

Shopping in Victor Harbor SA

Community Services  

City Of Victor Harbor
1 Bay Road,

City Of Victor Harbor
1 Bay Road,

SA Police SA
17 George Main Road,

South Coast District Hospital
56 Bay Road,

Victor Harbor Library SA
1 Bay Road,

Location Information 

  • Population: 4,233
  • State electorate(s): Finniss
  • Federal Division(s): Mayo
  • Established (yr): 1863
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

McLaren Vale SA 5171 (48.4 km, 38 mins)
Port Elliot SA 5212 (7.9 km, 13 mins)
Yankalilla SA 5203 (32.9 km, 29 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Victor Harbor SA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.